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How many bosses are in Elden Ring?

The number may surprise you… or scare you!

Updated: Mar 23, 2022 8:43 am
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With a Metacritic rating through the roof, Elden Ring is widely regarded as the greatest game of all time. It’s also made fans just like you wonder, “How many bosses are there in the game, and how am I going to conquer them all?”

If you’re just starting on this epic journey or you’ve already embarked on it, prepare to explore a large country full of castles, dungeons, and caves, as well as trolls, monsters, and fire-breathing dragons.

Elden Ring, as you’ve already guessed, is a massive game that will take a long time to complete even if you don’t get sidetracked by all the non-main plot components.

Everything sound familiar to a very popular TV show? That’s because Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin was heavily involved in developing the story.

Please reserve any debate over whether Mr Martin should have been focusing on writing the Game of Thrones book finale for elsewhere, as it’s hard to complain once you’ve booted up Elden Ring!

Anyway, onto the bosses!

Elden Ring Bosses guide

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Pre-launch, it was rumored that Elden Ring included more than 50 bosses. However, the exact number is unknown as the game is so gigantic that no one had been able to discover them all yet.

Now it’s been released, some claim that Elden Ring has 83 bosses in all. This figure comprises all of the game’s main bosses, mini-bosses, and field bosses.

So, as you navigate through this universe, you will come across a plethora of bosses. Some are small field bosses who live in dungeons or travel freely, while others, like Godrick the Grafted, are more powerful. Those are formidable foes concealed beneath the walls of legacy dungeons.

In total, 74 of these are one-of-a-kind bosses. This means you’ll have to deal with at least 9 types of bosses multiple times. Best to take notes the first time around!

Remember… in Elden Ring, no matter where you go in this dark fantasy land, a boss encounter is always just around the corner.

How many bosses do you need to beat to finish Elden Ring?

Margit – the Fell Omen boss

All of the Elden Ring main bosses necessary to complete the story campaign are a massively difficult journey in themselves. They’re a horde of irritated demigods that are quite averse to your constant exploring. 

Alas, there are many more bosses than these! Optional foes are scattered around Elden Ring’s landscape. 

But, if you’re only interested in the main story campaign, we can quickly show you what’s you’re in store for. 

Here are all of the Elden Ring primary bosses you’ll need to defeat in order to complete the main narrative:

  1. Margit, the Fell Omen
  2. Godrick the Grafted
  3. Red Wolf of Radagon
  4. Renalla, Queen of the Full Moon
  5. Godfrey, First Elden Lord
  6. Morgott, the Omen King
  7. Fire Giant
  8. Maliketh, The Black Blade
  9. Godfrey, First Elden Lord (yup, once again!)
  10. Hoarah Loux, Warrior
  11. Radagon of the Golden Order
  12. Elden Beast

There’s some debate on in this 12 number, as you’ll also notice that Godfrey appears twice, and some of these bosses are essentially all one fight since completing one propels you into another. And, while the Red Wolf and Margit aren’t as necessary, they are impeding your progress toward achieving them, so you must go through them.

So, I only need to beat 12 bosses and I’ve finished Elden Ring?

Not really…

Why? Although theoretically you just have to battle the bosses mentioned above, we can almost guarantee that you won’t be able to win the game if you only face them. 

Other bosses aren’t required, but they do grant Runes, weapons, and new powers that will bring make the unavoidable boss fights a WHOLE lot easier. 

So, our advice is to seek out other bosses, steal their gear and spells and gain Runes for leveling up. Leveling up is the key to getting unstuck on a main boss.

Remember: One of the most important things you can do before confronting most of these bosses is to enhance your armor and equipment!

Every boss in Elden Ring? (Obsessive, much?!)

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Well, we’ve got you covered! We’ve already got guides on beating some of these, so click on the links or check on WePC if you’re needing some tips and tricks for a specific boss:

All Bosses in Limgrave

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Ancient Hero of Zamor 
    2. Beast of Farum Azula 
    3. Bell Bearing Hunter
    4. Black Knife Assassin
    5. Bloodhound Knight Darriwil 
    6. Crucible Knight
    7. Demi-Human Chief 
    8. Erdtree Avatar 
    9. Erdtree Burial Watchdog
    10. Grafted Scion
    11. Grave Warden Duelist 
    12. Mad Pumpkin Head
    13. Night’s Cavalry
    14. Runebear 
    15. Lion Guardian
    16. Soldier of Godrick
    17. Stonedigger Troll
    18. Tibia Mariner 
    19. Tree Sentinel 
  2. Mini Bosses
    1. Flying Dragon Agheel 
    2. Margit, the Fell Omen 
    3. Leonine Misbegotten
  3. Main Bosses
    1. Cemetery Shade 
    2. Godrick the Grafted

All Bosses in Liurnia of the Lakes

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The Spirit-Caller Snail
  1. Field Bosses
    1. Adan, Thief of Fire
    2. Alabaster Lord
    3. Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader
    4. Bols, Carian Knight 
    5. Cleanrot Knight 
    6. Crystalians 
    7. Erdtree Avatar
    8. Magma Wyrm Makar 
    9. Omenkiller 
    10. Royal Knight Loretta
    11. Onyx Lord
    12. Royal Revenant
    13. Spirit-Caller Snail
    14. Tibia Mariner
  2. Mini Bosses
    1. Glintstone Dragon Adula
    2. Glintstone Dragon Smarag
    3. Red Wolf of Radagon 
  3. Main Bosses
    1. Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella
    2. Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon

All Bosses in Caelid

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Black Blade Kindred
    2. Flying Dragon Greyll 
    3. Godskin Apostle
    4. Night’s Cavalry
    5. Nox Swordstress & Nox Priest 
  2. Mini Bosses
    1. Decaying Ekzykes
    2. Commander O’Neill
  3. Main Bosses
    1. Ancestor Spirit
    2. Starscourge Radahn 

All Bosses in Altus Plateau

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Elemer of the Briar
    2. Stonedigger Troll

All Bosses in Mt. Gelmir

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Demi-Human Queen Margot
    2. Demi-Human Queen Maggie
    3. Full-Grown Fallingsar Beast 
    4. God-Devouring Serpent
    5. Perfumer Tricia
    6. Ulcerated Tree Spirit
    7. Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

All Bosses in Leyndell, Royal Capital

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Crucible Knight
    2. Crucible Knight Ordovis
    3. Divine Bridge Golem
    4. Esgar, Priest of Blood
    5. Fell Twins
    6. Sir Gideon Ofnir, the All-Knowing
  2. Main Bosses
    1. Godfrey, First Elden Lord
    2. Morgott, the Omen King

All Bosses in Mountaintops of the Giants

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Ancient Hero of Zamor 
    2. Commander Niall
    3. Death Rite Bird
    4. Fire Giant 
  2. Mini Bosses
    1. Borealis the Freezing Fog 

All Bosses in Soifra River

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Dragonkin Soldier
  2. Main Bosses
    1. Ancestor Spirit

All Bosses in Ainsel River

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Astel, Naturalborn of the Void
    2. Dragonkin Soldier
    3. Godskin Apostle and Godskin Noble
    4. Regal Ancestor Spirit
  2. Mini Bosses
    1. Valiant Gargoyle

All Bosses in Crumbling Farum Azula

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Godskin Duo 
    2. Maliketh, the Black Blade

All Bosses in Forbidden Lands

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Black Blade Kindred

All Bosses in Nokron, Eternal City

  1. Field Bosses
    1. Mimic Tear

That should be enough to keep you going, well until Elden Ring 2!

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